Vice-President Ansip in Ireland to discuss progress towards a Digital Single Market

Tomorrow, 8 September 2016, Vice-President Ansip will be in Ireland for a series of meetings on the Digital Single Market and its benefits for Irish people and businesses. In particular, he will meet Taoiseach Enda Kenny as well as Minister of State for European Affairs, Data Protection and the EU Digital Single Market, Dara Murphy. The digital performance Ireland will be part of the discussions, especially of the great results of Irish SMEs which are leading on e-commerce and innovation in the EU. They will discuss how Digital Single Market initiatives can help them and other companies grow thanks to uniform sets of rules in the EU – for example on consumer rights – and by removing barriers to the free flow of data. Vice-President Ansip will also participate in discussions with the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications, Climate Change and Natural Resources. He will meet Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin as well industry representatives (Ibec – business and employer association for organisations based in Ireland) and companies such as YouTube and Facebook.